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What are the important events that happened on November 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 29 is the 333rd day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 32 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 16, 2015 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,145,920 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontatrigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 71 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,073 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 29 Historical Events

  • 1850
    The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation.
  • 1890
    The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan and the first Diet convenes.
  • 1943
    The second session of AVNOJ, the Anti-fascist council of national liberation of Yugoslavia, is held in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, determining the post-war ordering of the country.
  • 1947
    My Trach Massacre: First Indochina War.
  • 1952
    Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.

Who were born on November 29?

  • 1816
    Morrison Waite, American jurist (d. 1888)
  • 1895
    Busby Berkeley, American film director and choreographer (d. 1976)
  • 1916
    Fran Ryan, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1975
    Younis Khan, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1976
    Ehren McGhehey, American actor

Who died on November 29?

  • 1632
    Frederick V, Elector Palatine (b. 1596)
  • 1924
    Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (b. 1858)
  • 1927
    George Giffen, Australian cricketer (b. 1859)
  • 1999
    Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 2010
    Stephen J. Solarz, American politician (b. 1940)

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